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Poster: Hashjihad Date: Oct 26, 2011 12:34pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

You state they are not a credible news source, but can you give any facts, videos, interviews, anything at all to prove they are in fact as biased as Fox news.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/americans-biased-against-al-jazeera-english-not-if-they-think-theyre-watching-cnn/

http://www.aim.org/media-monitor/al-jazeeras-anti-american-bias/

http://www.frumforum.com/al-jazeera-journalist-calls-out-network-bias

http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/06/is_aljazeera_less_biased_than.html

Here are some articles on AlJajazeera's bias. A quote from Wikipedia

While Al Jazeera has a large audience in the Middle East, the organization and the original Arabic channel in particular have taken significant criticism and been involved in numerous controversies.[99]
In the United States, a poll taken in 2006 concluded Americans in general have an unfavourable view of Al Jazeera.[100]
A widely reported criticism is the unfounded allegation that Al Jazeera showed videos of masked terrorists beheading western hostages in Iraq.[101] When this was reported in other media, Al Jazeera pressed for retractions to be made.[102] This allegation was again repeated on Fox News Channel in the USA on the launch day of Al Jazeera's English service, 15 November 2006.[103] Later The Guardian apologized for incorrect information that Al Jazeera 'had shown videos of masked terrorists beheading western hostages'.[104]
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Now if you read all these articles carefully you will realize that they do have some bias. As does every person and news outlet in the world does. To ignore them because of their bias is a total mistake. They have coverage you would never see in the US, this will only expand your knowledge. If you only ever curtail yourself to one set of Bias': I.E. Fox, Wallstreet Journal, Bloomberg, economist, you will never understand the view points of other people an d just dismiss Aljazeera because they are from the Middle East.

Personally I find a mix of Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR, and Aljazzeera to be pretty informative.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 28, 2011 11:37am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Of course he can't give you any evidence. He only criticizes them because they have an Arabic name and because he's a racist.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 28, 2011 8:32am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

Re: "I find a mix of Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR, and Aljazzeera to be pretty informative."

I agree. And I highly recommend:

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 5, 2011 8:36am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

The McClatchy Company
http://www.mcclatchy.com/

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Since 1857 - The McClatchy Company is the third-largest newspaper company in the United States, a leading newspaper and digital publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. Building on a 154-year legacy of independence, the company's newspapers and websites are steadfast defenders of First Amendment values and advocates for the communities they serve.

Pulitzer Prizes awarded to McClatchy
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McClatchy investigations - Googled for you
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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 30, 2011 12:11am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Wall Street Teach-In Library

http://boingboing.net/2011/10/28/tahrir.html

Or this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un63LEAN22E